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The governors team of advisors, including her education and [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2009, 04:01
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The governor’s team of advisors, including her education and political strategists, has not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal.

(A) has not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal
(B) have not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal
(C) have not been available for comment since she released her proposal on controversial education reform
(D) has not been available for comment since she released her controversial education reform proposal
(E) has not been available to make comments since she released her proposal on controversial reform in education
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Re: governor [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2009, 06:46
IMO E.

Team is singular = has
proposal on controversial reform in education = retains clarity because reform is controversial not the education
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Re: governor [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2009, 07:40
I am not sure whether the "The governor’s team of advisors" is singular, but I think E is not good since "she" has no clear referent.
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Re: governor [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2009, 08:00
A.

I believe singular is needed here.
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Re: governor [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2009, 08:07
yeap singular is must have.
I think E is a bit wordy (however, it is more understandable :) ) to make comments and so on.
"she" is a bit ambigious. E has more mistakes then A . Therefore, my choice is A

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Re: governor [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2009, 09:06
'she' has to refer back to a noun. There is no noun present

I'll go with A

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Re: governor [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2009, 22:00
OA is A
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Re: governor [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2009, 01:04
possessive poison :)
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Re: SC governor [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2009, 21:51
Why not D.

Doesn't 'she' refer to the governor ??
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Re: SC governor [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2009, 23:38
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Why not D.

Doesn't 'she' refer to the governor ??

"she" can't refer to possessive form "governor's"
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Re: SC governor [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2009, 00:54
'She ' has no referent ..
So only A is right
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Re: SC governor [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2009, 06:00
A.
E is tempting, but the 'she' referring to the governor is ambivalent, thus A.
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Re: SC governor [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2009, 06:40
It's A.

The team is always singular. So the option must have 'has'.
'She' in option E does not clearly refer to governor. Option A clearly says 'governor' after since.
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Re: SC governor [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2009, 15:17
I too thought She referenced Governor, what is the rule applied in this SC?

Not still clear with reference of "She"
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Re: SC governor [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2009, 16:31
A

She can't refer to the possesive.
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Re: SC governor [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2009, 22:11
A; for team...
almost fell for advisors... :)
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Re: SC governor [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2010, 05:57
+1 for A.

Team is Singular
No antecedent for She in the sentence. governer's can't be an antecedent for She.
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Re: SC governor [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2010, 17:38
yea A for me. use has for team... and correct noun pronoun her refering to the governor
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Re: SC governor [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2010, 07:05
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It looks like you're not satisfied with the explanations of why "she" in E can't refer to "governor's." Let's try to make it a little more explicit:

Rule: On the GMAT, every pronoun must have a noun antecedent in that sentence. The antecedent need not appear before the pronoun, but it must be there in noun form.

In E: "she" is trying to refer back to the governor. Unfortunately, there is no noun form of "governor" in the sentence. Instead, we have "the governor's team of advisors" where the word "governor" is in the possessive tense and serving to modify the subject of the sentence: team.

Other examples of this "possessive poison" error:

"I bought Jose's birthday present yesterday, but I never got an invitation to his party." --> Here "his" is trying to refer to "Jose" but cannot legally do so. Fix: "I bought Jose a birthday present yesterday, but I never got an invitation to his party."

"Nobody knows why he dresses this way, but Steve's signature wardrobe is a black turtleneck with jeans and tennis shoes." Again, "he" is trying to refer to "Steve" but cannot do so because "Steve" is not present in the sentence as a noun.

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Re: SC governor [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2010, 07:08
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The governor’s team of advisors, including her education and political strategists, has not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal.

(A) has not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal
(B) have not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal
(C) have not been available for comment since she released her proposal on controversial education reform
(D) has not been available for comment since she released her controversial education reform proposal
(E) has not been available to make comments since she released her proposal on controversial reform in education



The subject here is "team" of advisors, which is singular and hence, will take a singular verb. So on this basis, eliminate answer choices B and C. In answer choices C & D, pronoun "she" is incorrect as it mistakenly makes the governor the subject. That leaves only A, the correct answer.

A note:Personal Pronouns referring to Possesives are quite common wrong answer choices on GMAT and if not spotted, are prone to have test takers commit error. So watch out for the 's-es :)
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